Alpha Behavior and Magnanimity Lessons From A Wolf
I happened to pick up this random magazine today, that had this article in it containing exerpts from the book Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel.
The wolf, "Twenty-One" exercised the quality of magnanimity and never killed another wolf, even if it was richly deserved. One of the wolves he spared became the alpha after his death and protected his offspring.
"And if ever there was a perfect wolf," Rick says, "it was Twenty-one. He was like a fictional character. But he was real."
Read the article here: http://theweek.com/articles/577618/what-animals-think
That's very beautiful. Thx
It's beautiful when you evolve to that mentality.
I think we all need to go through phases. The initial phase of being naive, codependent, and relying on parents, society, and authority figures to tell us what to do.
Then you begin questioning everything around you. You become objective, and skeptical of your environment. You begin rebelling, and standing up for yourself. During this time, you may become obnoxious and arrogant. You're unaccustomed to being your own man, and the power that comes with it. Regardless, you have evolved.
However, some never evolve beyond that paradigm. They forever stay self centered. Quality of life is still much better than the initial stage of naivete, but you will eventually feel lonely, and jaded.
This is when you recognize the greatest aspect of being a self directed man. LEADERSHIP.
The power to uplift others, and give them direction. The power to stand up for those you care for, and crush anyone who attempts to hurt them.
You extend your influence beyond just your own life. You use it to affect others in a positive way.
In my case, one of the biggest things I've been working on with myself this year was to take on LOTS of responsibilities.
There was definitely a "shock and awe" factor. Haha.
Manwhore put out that absolutely STELLAR vid on "Manning up, Taking Initiative, Applying yourself." That was RIGHT ON THE MONEY. I recommend watching that vid over and over, cuz it's got one of the KEYS in it.
It takes tons of effort, but pretty soon people see you as the "highly capable, badass dude who just gets shit done," and they tend to want to emulate you and start to see themselves as much more capable. That's an amazing thing. Just wanted to share :)
Lets all get wolf tattoos. It'll be a MW forum member thing.
Infinity, where can I find that vid? I searched YouTube
Ha! Just read this. I'm up in Eureka working on the MW t-shirt line on my buddy's printer and I asked him about his yard.. come to find out he'd started cutting it up to loose the dirt so he could bring in some soil and create a lawn and garden. I said fuck it we got out the shovels and rotor machine, wheel barrow and extra trash bin.. two days of cutting it up we just got a dump truck with soil delivered we're in the middle of spreading it out and about to throw seed down. Already got the banana, avocado and nectarine trees up along with a palm. It's aways nice when your buddy ends up purchasing property in Humboldt County, ;) .